February 06, 2003

Hey Fierce, did you know about all this US invading Canada in the '20s stuff? We sure didn't. Looks like a maple-leaf tinfoiler has got hold of it, claiming we were just inches away from creating the 51st + states out of them in 1926 or so, but I tend to agree with the Straight Dope guys that it was pretty much an academic excercise.

Sometimes the internet (including this site) isn't much more than a giant fart joke, but sometimes you do learn something.

Posted by scott at February 06, 2003 11:13 AM

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We actually talked about that in a history class in high school...pretty interesting stuff =)

I wrote an essay on it way back then, actually (claiming that the US couldn't take over Canada if they tried now). I should share it some time. However I must admit I'm a little frightened of the comments I'd get =P

Posted by: Pam on February 6, 2003 04:14 PM

Umm... Actually in 1926 they would have become our 49th state. Hawaii and Alaska didn't sign on until 1959.

Posted by: David on February 6, 2003 05:08 PM

Dur. I knew that. No, really, I was just testing!

(Gah. Stupid memory.)

Posted by: scott on February 6, 2003 08:15 PM
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